Please see below a selection of schemes where Doran Consulting has acted as CEEQUAL Award assessor:
Dredging of the River Lagan Impoundment – Stranmillis Weir to Lagan Weir
Doran Consulting was commissioned by the Department for Social Development (“DSD”) to act as lead consultant for this major maintenance dredging and environmental improvement scheme which saw approximately 90,000 tonnes of silt dredged from the River Lagan and disposed of at sea, under licence issued by the NIEA. Please click here to read more.
Doran Consulting, on behalf of DSD, entered the project in the CEEQUAL Award Scheme and undertook the role of assessor achieving a “Very Good” Award. The CEEQUAL Assessment scored particularly highly in the Water Resources and the Water Environment Section, with a score of 90%. This high score was awarded for protection of the water environment through monitoring of oxygen levels and prevention of fuel discharge. In addition, the Transport Section scored 91% due to the minimal disruption to traffic, which was attributed to the disposal of the dredged material at sea through the use of barges, as opposed to transport by road.
Assessment of the Sea Defences between Boneybefore Sewage Works and Eden Halt
Doran Consulting was commissioned by Translink to assess and supervise essential maintenance works to sea defences along a portion of railway line between Bleach Green and Whitehead. These works included various concrete and masonry repairs, the construction of reinforced concrete apron slabs, toe beams and reinforced concrete wave walls.
In addition to the above works, a section of the project, namely the maintenance works being carried out to a stretch of the line between Boneybefore Sewage Treatment Works and Eden Halt in Carrickfergus, were entered for a CEEQUAL Award on behalf of Translink. We registered and assessed the project, achieving a “Good” Award.
Special environmental considerations on the project included the fact that this section of the railway line runs in tandem with a boundary of Belfast Lough. This area is a designated Special Protection Area and a Natura 2000 site as it is made up of a range of inter-tidal habitats which are home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, in particular significant populations of wild birds.